Art Journeys

Art Journeys
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Welcome to Art Journeys!

Original Art by JD Asmussen

JD (Donna) is a painter and printmaker whose art is inspired by the beauty and complexity of the natural world.

Although her work is largely realistic, she also enjoys composing images that combine realistic views of landscapes with memories and dreamed images. She began painting in watercolor after a career in public education and has studied printmaking as a special student at Colby College. Her studio is at her home in Oakland, Maine.

Artist’s Statement:


I am fascinated by the interconnectedness of all forms of life, from both scientific and spiritual perspectives. “Dreaming Beyond the Night Sky” was created while I read stories of Native American spiritual beliefs. As I incorporated a Buddhist meditation practice called metta into my life, “LovingKindness” developed.


Once I begin work, my memories, dreams, and imaginings come into play, such as my mid-winter anticipation of spring’s arrival (Beneath a Full Moon I) or envisioning the heavy steps of a baby African elephant (Botswana Baby).  As I learn more about the Earth and creatures with whom we share her, I am continually inspired. 


My current series is inspired by the Belgrade Lakes area of Maine, near my home. The images are completed in pencil, then pen & ink, followed by watercolor. I am just beginning to paint with alcohol inks on both paper and canvas.  These images are inspired by the Belgrade Lakes and by the coast of Maine.


The buttons on the left will lead you to the image galleries, plus additional information on the artist and options for ordering originals, prints, and note cards. 

Many of the art images on this website are available in matted print and note card formats at my "artjourneys" storefront on If you see an image here that you do not see listed there, feel free to write to me through my email link either here or on ETSY and I will list the piece for you. To find me on ETSY, click through to or cut & paste this link.

If you want more information on a particular piece, please contact me using the direct email link at the bottom of this page.




Wyeth's Place, Monhegan Island, Maine, watercolor 2004.

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